Kurtis Sutley  

Moscow Red Square by Kurtis Sutley

October 2021 - Moscow Red Square

October 2021 - Kurtis Sutley


About the Image(s)

This is an image captured at the entrance to Red Square. The large building
on the left is the Gunn department store. It is the largest department
store/shopping center in Russia and it's right across the square from
Lenin's tomb. Ironic? The image was captured using a Canon 6D MKII paired
with a Tamron 28-300mm f3.5-6.3 lens. Settings were: 1/1250 sec., f/4, 37mm
and ISO 250. Initial basic processing in Lightroom Classic and then used
Topaz II to add a slight grunge. Then back to lightroom to add some
saturation, contrast and to crop.

7 comments posted

Gabriele Dellanave   Gabriele Dellanave
It's a classic image of Moscow, but as you might experienced a hard one to crack. The view and cropping are classic Red Square, the final result a bit more difficult to achieve. I think that you have over-worked a little bit too much this image. I believe that the colors are oversaturated. Maybe you would like to go back to the original file, and try a little different approach, and less saturation.
  Posted: 10/02/2021 11:27:50

Jamie Federick   Jamie Federick
(Group 48)
I really love the grunge! I think that along with the color makes it really special! Could be in a magazine! Great job Kurtis!   Posted: 10/02/2021 14:00:53

Art Jacoby   Art Jacoby
I like the grunge effect and the great detail as well. I pushed it a bit further and did some burning to make the Kremlin the center and pop a bit more   Posted: 10/03/2021 23:10:32
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Kurtis Sutley   Kurtis Sutley
I like what you did. Another option might be to desaturate all the buildings but the central cathedral. Side note/class: What you changed was Saint Basil's Cathedral. It's a Russian Orthodox cathedral. The Kremlin (part of it) is the large wall and watch tower behind Lenin's tomb to the right. Most people associate the cathedral with the Kremlin but in reality "kremlin" is just their word for "fort".   Posted: 10/04/2021 09:32:44
Art Jacoby   Art Jacoby
Thanks for the info about the building. For me, photography is not just documentary it can and is art as well.   Posted: 10/04/2021 21:20:17

Regine Guillemin
Wow!!!! Stunning ! I love it ! i love the contrast between the dramatic grey sky and the colorful foreground /midground. It makes this iconic view very unique! And I am impressed with your skills and how you were able to recover a so underexposed photograph ! Personally I won't change anything . the scenery and the power of the color here remind me some classical Russian Naive Art paintings . I would have no problem to hang this picture on the wall . Congrats!   Posted: 10/09/2021 10:16:18
Kurtis Sutley   Kurtis Sutley
Thank you for your encouraging words.
  Posted: 10/10/2021 18:12:05


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